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It’s a sad, sad state of affairs right now. How many smartwatches are there, either already on store shelves or on the horizon? Hundreds? That’s a whole lot. How many pieces of eyewear that promise to transport us to virtual realms? Dozens? How many, uh, belts that keep track of our weight loss? Just around zero. The world of smart belts is an extremely niche one, indeed. It seems no company...

Fitness is a rather complex, and personal, concept. Also, in case you didn’t notice, it’s really, really hard. You have to get off of the couch, stop watching Netflix and, ugh, eating an entire pizza in one sitting is an absolute no-no. Wearables, including smartwatches and fitness trackers of all shapes and sizes, has made this task easier, offering...

There was a while there when it really seemed like E ink might take over the world. First, it started showing up in our appropriately named e-readers, stuff like the Kindle and the Nook. Then, you know, it powered the very first smartwatch, the ubiquitous Pebble. However, other than a few odds and ends, the trend seems to have largely stopped, with consumers opting for the pricier and eye fatigue-ier...

Can you believe it? It’s that time of year again, already. Early January, besides being when people decide that all of those resolutions should finally be abandoned, houses a consumer electronics conference known simply as CES. This is when the companies pull out the big guns, announcing their line of products for the rest of 2015 and beyond. Of course, wearable technology has a big place at...

We all want to remain healthy but, to be honest, most of us don’t know exactly how to do that. Sure, there are some vague ideas about ‘not eating bacon’ and ‘refraining from sitting on the couch all day’ floating around our heads but is that enough? The air of mystery surrounding our health has given birth to an entire genre of wearable technology, that...

The neck is a mysterious beast. It connects our head to the rest of our body. It also, on occasion, cranes to check out a beautiful slice of pizza in a nearby storefront. What can I say? It’s useful. We need to take care of it. The saying ‘protect ya neck’ didn’t exist in a vacuum, after all. On that note, there is an embarrassingly slim amount...

Getting older sucks. There are no two ways about it. The things you thought were rock solid about life, like the ability to be able to traverse solid rocks, are no longer etched in stone. Your legs start to give and you realize that your walking and running gait better resembles a lobster in mid-trot than a human being. What can be done to prevent this rapid deterioration,...

The problem with most wearable technology? They don’t make clear designations as to which sex they are intended to be worn by. Anyone can wear Google Glass. Ditto for Oculus Rift and just about every smartwatch and fitness monitor out there on store shelves. How are we to know which ones our chromosomal compliment urges us to buy?! This is a confusing time...

Underwear is great. Underwear is good. Underwear helps protect our nether-regions from scorpions and other malfeasants. Of course, even though each of us wears underwear each and every day, these garments have been auspiciously absent from the ongoing high tech revolution. Why should they be left high and dry with nary an Arduino sensor to call their friend? It doesn’t...

Timex is one of the oldest names in watches. As a matter of fact, that name is so iconic that they area always synonymous with the dang things. They’ve been making quality timepieces for as long as quality timepieces have been a thing so it is a little surprising to note that they haven’t jumped in on the smartwatch craze yet. We all know that this is...